I feel I’m lucky to work in an industry that has allowed me to travel extensively and I've made full use of it! I've lived in Hong Kong, trekked the Inca Trail in Peru, lounged on the beach in Mauritius, tasted the freshest sushi in Tokyo and partied the night away in Rio at the Carnival.
With many years experience in the Luxury, Leisure and Business Travel sectors, I’ve developed an unparalleled knowledge of some of the top resorts and hotels throughout the world, as well as the best airlines to get there!
As a Travel Counsellor I’m available at a time and place that suits you and that doesn’t revolve around normal business hours. I can tailor-make your very own bespoke holiday to whichever part of the world you’re interested in, so please don’t hesitate to get in contact by phone or e-mail.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
10 June 2019
I used to live in Hong Kong, so I know it very well. It is one of my favourite cities and there is nowhere in the world that matches the dynamism, uniqueness and sheer energy of the city. The first impression you get is that there are a lot of people here! When you head in on the train or car transfer from the airport to the city you see a huge amount of apartment blocks. Not just one or two, but groups of ten or twenty 40-storey buildings all lined up. There’s not a lot of space in Hong Kong,...
08 September 2016
My first trip after starting my career in travel was to Peru. Somewhere I’d always wanted to go so I booked as part of a group, which I found was a great way to see as much as I could of a country in a relatively short space of time. As an independent traveller it is also a great way to meet new people. I arrived, as most people do, in Lima and my hotel close to the Plaza De Armas, which houses the Cathedral, Municipal Palace and Presidential Palace, where the changing of the guard can be seen at noon...
08 September 2016
Arriving into Ho Chi Minh City from the airport is not for the faint hearted! You really feel that you’ve been thrown in at the deep end with the sea of mopeds heading down the street (7.43 million at last count!) and the sheer noise of the place. We arrived at the hotel as part of our Luxury Bespoke Tour and settled in for the night as we had big plans for the day after. We started off the following day, meeting our tour guide Dinh who took us out in his cyclo (probably the best way to describe it is...
Sent in by Conor Murtagh
Dublin , 30 October 2017
Excellent knowledgeable service from Simon. He invested the time to get the break we wanted at a price that worked. I really appreciated his genuine interest in putting together a great break for myself and my wife. 5 stars.
Sent in by Aoife Conway
Castleknock, 02 October 2017
We booked our honeymoon with Simon and found him to be very helpful and accommodating. As it's our honeymoon, we are very particular in what we want to do and places we want to stay; regardless of the amount of changes we made Simon was always patient and understanding. He was easily contactable always even when he was away on holidays. He made the process so easy and I would highly recommend him!
Sent in by Jan Grimsley
Waterlooville, 08 April 2017
I would thoroughly recommend Simon for all your travel needs. He is very professional, helpful, friendly and very accommodating to all my travel requests. His wealth of knowledge of the travel business is second to none, he has travelled extensively so was able to give first hand advice. I chose Simon as he was recommended to me for a trip we were planning for my birthday, I was so impressed that I booked a further holiday later in the year, and also flights for a family members birthday. Thank you again looking forward to our next 2 holidays and dealing with you again for next years holidays.
Sent in by Gavin Giles
Dublin 7, 20 January 2017
Simon provided possibly the most professional and personal service I have ever experienced.
Sent in by Janet Grimsley
Hampshire Uk, 31 December 2016
I would recommend Simon Armstrong in a heartbeat - he arranged one holiday for us and we were so impressed with his professionalism and prompt service even on a weekend or evening nothing was to much trouble that we booked a second holiday through him even when he did a great itinerary for us for our second holiday we asked to change our destination he happily did an alternative within a couple of hours which in the end suited us better so a big thank you to Simon, we will be booking with you again. This is also our first dealings with Travel Counsellors and so far have been very impressed better service than any of the high street travel agents as it makes you feel like a person not just another customer!
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on 086 3999944